May 15, 2019 6:00 PM

We understand choosing where you're going to spend the next few years studying is a big decision. So we want to invite you to a free workshop where you’ll see why our vibrant London campus is somewhere you can feel right at home. Theses workshops, aimed at applicants, allow you to spend time in your department and see first-hand experience. Course: Audio and Digital Film Production Short overview: Our workshops will allow you to get hands-on with our industry standard equipment and studios and really experience what an SAE creative media student does.  For further information please call 03330 112 315 or email [email protected] "I absolutely love what I do and without SAE it would not have been possible. Anyone who is hoping to attend school there, be passionate and dedicated and just, learn, learn, learn." Ricky Damian SAE Institute graduate

May 01, 2019 6:30 PM

Drawing on the vast field of Anthropological research  we aim to explore the ambigious relationship between anthropology and film. This begins with questions concerning the nature of visual anthropology, and what kinds of films anthropologists might produce and why? What does it mean to claim to represent reality? What is the relationship between ethnographic and fictional film making? What does it mean to depict other people in our films and images, and is there an ethical responsibility to the people a filmmaker chooses to represent? We will also explore how swift advancements in technology have altered the course of anthropological film making, and explore whether this has enable anyone to become an anthropologist. The short course will introduce you to a diverse range of viewpoints within the fields of anthropological investigation, including: Visual Anthropology Digital Anthropology The Anthropology of Film & Media These different approaches will be drawn into conversation with documentary, Virtual Reality, and other forms of film making. Please be advised to our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] This is a ten week course

Feb 27, 2019 6:30 PM

The KATALYST is London’s first conscious media event that combines film and spirituality in an exciting monthly experience of the most daring, overlooked and flat-out amazing stories of the world. Created with the aim of addressing the long separation between spirit and matter, the Katalyst is a unique event that combines films, talks and meditations that dive deeper into the mystery of our own reality. Much more than an event, The Katalyst is a platform created to share some of the most groundbreaking work of the scientific and spiritual field, as we are joined by special guests each month to reveal the truth behind the myths. Featuring some of the most original short films, documentaries and experimental media by creative, international talent, we seek to engage audience in a powerful discussion that pushes the boundaries of what we consider possible, real and fact.THE KATALYST LAUNCH FEBRUARY 27th 2019:Meditation: A Bridge Between Two Worlds is our first theme for the Katalyst event launch this February. We will be screening short films and documentaries that provide a unique look at how Meditation influences us physically, psychologically and spiritually. The night's special guest, Terry O'Sullivan, a natural born psychic and healer will take the audience on a sacred meditation journey into the different levels of consciousness. We will end with an open discussion, where audience will have the chance to ask questions.Terry O'Sullivan has over 40 years experience of working as a 'walker between worlds'. He draws on ancient traditions and wisdom, ranging from Celtic Shamanism and Native Indian rituals to the meditative disciplines of Tibetan Buddhism.

Feb 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Film Crowdfunding Masterclass - Thurs 28th February & Thurs 7th March Greenlit is an entirely new, UK-based crowdfunding platform for film and moving image. Launching in March, our goal is to create a service that really works for filmmakers, and provides the support, training and community needed to raise funds and find your audience. As part of our support for filmmakers, we’re offering subsidised training for filmmakers on the subject of crowdfunding. The introductory course runs over two sessions, a week apart. The first part of the course runs on Thursday 28th February, with the second session taking place on Thursday 7th March, both running from 6.00 to 8.30 PM. We’re delighted to be hosted by the Cass Business School, and in particular by the Launch Lab business incubator. Courses will be held in The Franklin Building, 124 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP. Map. The nearest tube station is Barbican. The total cost for each two-part course is £60.00. The course is facilitated by Greenlit CEO Peter Storey, and is for anyone  considering running a crowdfunding campaign, or wants to understand the relationship between crowdfunding, audience-building and community. We look at the creative demands, the psychology and the practical tools of launching and managing a campaign. Topics covered will include: What is crowdfunding? Probably not what you think it is. What is marketing, and what is a brand? Probably not what you think they are either, and why you should be bothered. Telling your story on a bigger canvas. The stages of crowdfunding: Development, Preproduction, The Shoot, Post and Distribution. The tools for the job. Scheduling, CRM, email. Making your presence felt. Who’s going to do what? Where to find help where you need it. Identifying your audience. Finding your audience – where are they hanging out? Who are the influencers? And how do you introduce yourself? A rewarding experience. Rewards are not just merch, and you are not running a gift store. The Price and Product. The three act structure of a crowdfunding campaign. Social proof – because we’re all primates. Social media - many conversations, not a broadcast. Converting browsers into backers, and backers into superfans. We want to help filmmakers at all stages of the journey, so we’d like to understand you, your project, and your needs a little more. There are a couple of questions on ordering about you and anything you may be working on, and your answers will be kept in strict confidence. We’ll be arranging more sessions going forward, and tailoring the training to the experience of the filmmaking community. Any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch. Here's what some previous participants had to say. "Brilliant evening at the Greenlit masterclass tonight hosted by font of knowledge Pete Storey If you’re a filmmaker looking to educate yourself in the craft of crowdfunding this is the course for you!" "It was brilliant ... If you can get down to next Greenlit crowdfunding masterclass you should!"

Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM

This is part of a suite of workshops and events for  the Arts Programme We are delighted to let you know that our external speaker for this event is: Terry Comer - Writer/Director (see bio below) Terry will be speaking about his personal career journey as part of the "A Day in the Life Of.." feature. This will be followed by a Q&A session with Terry. The Careers Team will follow with a brief look at : - Mapping Routeways into Work, - Understanding industry family trees. The session has a Postgraduate focus and priority will be given to finalists but is open to all. Speaker Bio: Born in London in 1948, TERRY COMER is a writer/director who has worked for major advertising agencies in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne and has won major creative awards for his TV commercials including a Gold Clio, a Gold New York One Show a Gold AWARD and a Bronze Lion at Cannes. On leaving the agency world, he worked as a consultant for Channel 9 Sydney, advising the company on TV program formats and, as such, was a guest speaker at the International PROMAX conference held in Australia in 2005 and the inaugural LondonCity conference. As a screenwriter he has written three full-length films – ONEUP, BEST SERVED COLD and THE SHEDDING OF SKIN – his short psychological thriller set on Ilkley Moor, DON’T FORGET YOUR HAT, was a finalist in the BlueCat Fellini awards and shown at the Leeds International Short Film Festival and out of competition at Cannes. He has also had four TV program formats optioned by British and Australian production companies but as yet none have been produced. Terry holds a BA in Film and Television Studies from Birkbeck, an MA in Feature Film Screenwriting from Royal Holloway and is currently writing a thesis for a PhD at LondonMet, it’s title “The Emergence of Location Driven Narrative in Post War British Crime Film”. * Exclusive to Birkbeck Students*

Apr 03, 2019 6:00 PM

We understand choosing where you're going to spend the next few years studying is a big decision. So we want to invite you to a free workshop where you’ll see why our vibrant London campus is somewhere you can feel right at home. Theses workshops, aimed at applicants, allow you to spend time in your department and see first-hand experience. Course: Audio Production, Game Art Animation, Digital Film Production Games Programming and Web Development Short overview: Our workshops will allow you to get hands-on with our industry standard equipment and studios and really experience what an SAE creative media student does.  For further information please call 03330 112 315 or email [email protected] "I absolutely love what I do and without SAE it would not have been possible. Anyone who is hoping to attend school there, be passionate and dedicated and just, learn, learn, learn." Ricky Damian SAE Institute graduate

Nov 23, 2019 12:00 PM

The perfect time for you to come down to our campus and see the facilities  for yourself. We offer 2 year creative media degrees in the following areas: Animation Audio Film Games Music Business Web We offer a range of exciting short courses in Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web. Meet staff and students Learn more about our courses Learn about your career opportunities Get admissions advice Production demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Please book one person interested in studying with SAE Institute. One ticket is valid for yourself and any friends and family accompanying you. Find out more about what SAE can offer at www.sae.edu/gbr

Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM

The perfect time for you to come down to our campus and see the facilities  for yourself. We offer 2 year creative media degrees in the following areas: Animation Audio Movie Games Music Business Web We offer a range of exciting short courses in Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web. Meet staff and students Learn more about our courses Learn about your career opportunities Get admissions advice Production demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Please book one person interested in studying with SAE Institute. One ticket is valid for yourself and any friends and family accompanying you. Find out more about what SAE can offer at www.sae.edu/gbr

Jun 22, 2019 12:00 PM

The perfect time for you to come down to our campus and see the facilities for yourself. We offer 2 year creative media degrees in the following areas: Animation Audio Movie Games Music Business Web We offer a range of exciting short courses in Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web. Meet staff and students Learn more about our courses Learn about your career opportunities Get admissions advice Production demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Please book one person interested in studying with SAE Institute. One ticket is valid for yourself and any friends and family accompanying you. Find out more about what SAE can offer at www.sae.edu/gbr

Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM

The perfect time for you to come down to our campus and see the facilities  for yourself. We offer 2 year creative media degrees in the following areas: Animation Audio Movie Games Music Business Web We offer a range of exciting short courses in Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web. Meet staff and students Learn more about our courses Learn about your career opportunities Get admissions advice Production demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Please book one person interested in studying with SAE Institute. One ticket is valid for yourself and any friends and family accompanying you. Find out more about what SAE can offer at www.sae.edu/gbr

Apr 17, 2020 9:00 AM

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is an annual three day conference for screenwriters. In 2020, the LSF will be held at Regent's University London, in Regent's Park, from the17th - 19th April. Directions to the venue HERE. For the three days, over 1,000 screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, practitioners, actors and executives congregate to share ideas, build powerful relationships, hear pitches and get a creative shot in the arm. Most delegates report massive breakthroughs in their understanding of the business and craft, as well as huge acceleration toward their career goals. However, perhaps the most vital part of the festival is the inspiration and sense of belonging you will experience when you attend. Year on year, delegates report that the community at the festival is one of the main reasons they return. The Main Events During the three days of the festival there are around 130 structured seminars, classes and workshops. There are five separate strands so that at any one moment, you can choose from up to five different sessions. You can see the schedule for this year, here (the schedule for 2020 will start to populate in the months before the festival). You can see an evolving list of the 2020 sessions, here. You do not need to book a place for any of these sessions, they are all on a first come, first seated basis. Occasionally, some sessions are so popular, seating will run out. We will try and give you advance warning about these sessions so you can get there early if you want to attend. Between sessions there are half hour breaks, with a ninety minute break for lunch. Onsite, there is breakfast, lunch and dinner available, plus drinks, tea and barista coffee. The breaks are a great opportunity to network with delegates and speakers. In the evenings (Friday and Saturday of the festival) we host networking drinks which most delegates and many speakers attend. It’s a chance to unwind, consolidate old friendships and create new relationships. Additionally, on the Thursday night before the official opening of the festival, there is a networking party where you can pick up your pass early. Over half the delegates usually attend this Thursday event. On the Saturday night of the festival we host The British Screenwriters’ Awards. As a festival pass holder you are invited to attend the awards on the Saturday night of the festival (seating limited to 450). The Speakers Every year we have around 150  industry professionals who come and speak. In the past we have played host the worlds biggest screenwriters, producers, agents and directors. These industry experts have included… Christopher McQuarrie (Writer – Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) Julian Fellowes (Writer - Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) Lynne Ramsay (Writer & Director - Ratcatcher, You Were Never Really Here) Timothy Harris (Writer - Trading Places, Twins, Kindergarten Cop) Ed Neumeier (Writer - Robocop, Starship Troopers) Jeb Stuart (Writer - Die Hard, The Fugitive) Christopher Vogler (Script Consultant & Hero's Journey Guru) Stephen Frears (Director & Writer –The Grifters, The Queen, High Fidelity, Philomena) Jim Uhls (Writer – Fight Club, The Destroyer, Jumper) Steven Moffat (Screenwriter, Producer, Showrunner) Mark Gatiss (Screenwriter, Actor) Paul Abbott (Screenwriter, Producer) Peter Iliff (Director & Writer – Point Break, Patriot Games, Varsity Blues) Nick Hornby (Writer – About a Boy, Brooklyn, An Education, Fever Pitch, High Fidelity) Charles Dance (Actor – Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game, Gosford Park) Julian Fellowes (Writer – Downton Abbey, The Young Victoria, Gosford Park) Carl Gottlieb (Writer – Jaws) Nicole Perlman (Writer – Guardians of the Galaxy) Duncan Heath (Agent) Joel Schumacher (Director & Writer – The Lost Boys, The Client, Falling Down) Ted Tally (Writer – Silence Of The Lambs, Red Dragon, The Juror) Lynda La Plante (Writer – Prime Suspect, Above Suspicion) Phil Redmond (Creator of Brookside, Grange Hill and Hollyoaks) William Nicholson (Writer – Gladiator, Les Miserables, Shadowlands) Charlie Brooker (Writer – Black Mirror, A Touch Of Cloth) Joe Eszterhas (Writer – Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge) Mike Leigh (Director & Writer – Secrets & Lies, Naked, Life Is Sweet) David Hare (Writer – The Reader, The Hours) Dan Mazer (Writer – Borat, Ali G) Lisa Albert (Writer & Producer – Mad Men) Olivia Williams  (Actor – The Sixth Sense, An Education) Over 1000 industry professionals have now presented at the LSF including execs and producers from the broadcasters, Hollywood studios, UK productions (large and small and everything in between). Alongside the industry professionals, world class screenwriting tutors and practioners from the UK and Hollywood also attend, providing what are often the most widely attended sessions of the festival. They have included… Pilar Alessandra (Pitching expert) Scott Myers (Screenwriter & Educator) Linda Aronson (non linear expert) Julie Gray (Story expert) Christopher Vogler (Heros Journey expert) Linda Pogieter (Negotiation expert) Luke Ryan (Producing expert and active producer) Kate Leys (Script expert and also active script editor) Additional Events During the festival there are also separate events that are included as part of your ticket. You must apply for each of these events ahead of the festival and the process for appliaction differs slightly for each. The British Screenwriters’ Awards Join us in celebrating great screenwriting at the Great British Screenwriters’ Awards at the festival. It’s about time someone put the originators and architects of great storytelling front and centre. The Great British PitchFest! Most popular of these additional initiatives is the Great British Pitchfest where you get the chance to pitch your projects to execs, producers, agents and filmmakers. Each delegate gets ONE ninety minute slot for the Pitchfest and the booking system goes live a week before the festival. These slots go fast so make sure you are available to book yours (we will email you about this closer to the time). During your ninety minute slot you can pitch as many execs as you can get to – there is a queuing system and the most popular execs will have the longest queues. Thinking strategically could get you up to eight pitches with little or no waiting in line, or as few as three if you are late, don’t plan and make poor choices. Success in the pitching will be entirely up to your preparedness, and of course a killer idea. The Hollywood Pitchfest is a whole new evolution. We arrange video conferencing meetings with execs in Hollywood and you get to pitch online at the festival. It’s a whole new world and whole new game. It’s the same deal as the Great British Pitchfest and slots last 90 minutes. You cannot pitch at both the British and Hollyood Pitchfests, you need to choose one. You can read more about the PitchFest, here. The Advanced Mentoring Script Labs The objective of the Labs is to assist writers who have a fully developed screenplay in a specific genre, to move their work to the next level. There are six three hour Labs at the festival, covering a variety of disciplines and topics. Within each Lab there is space for up to six writers. Each year the labs are different. Past Labs have included ‘Writing For Disney with Finding Nemo writer Dave Reynolds, Writing The Hollywood Thriller with Basic Instinct writer Joe Eszterhas and Writing For Channel Four with former Channel Four Commissioner Gub Neal. Submissions open in July 2018 and we encourage the writers and expert leading each Lab, to connect and begin work before and after the festival. More here. The Actors Table Read The actors table read is an opportunity for you to get your screenplay worked on by professional actors and a director. This has proven to be our most successful initiative to date with 99.8% positive feedback from the 200 people involved last year.  Previous Actors Table Read delegates have been fortunate enough to have their scripts workshopped and directed by the likes of Hollywood heavy hitters Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys, Falling Down) and Peter Iliff (Point Break, Patriot Games). In 2020 we aim to have 144 slots available. If you submit a script to the process and you are selected, you will attend a one hour session where you, the director and the actors will work on one sequence (between 3 and five pages) of your script.More here, including a short behind the scenes video. You can see the actors and directors who will work on your scripts, here. Script Chat After each session, speakers are invited to meet delegates in round table sessions that we call ‘Script Chats’. These informal and intimate chats can often run for an hour or more. It’s our way of giving direct access to specific experts so that if you want to, you can take the conversation to the next level. We have found that even the biggest names are happy to spend time coaching and sharing in Script Chats. More here. The Script Surgery Submit a two page outline and the first ten pages of your script and we will offer expert feedback in a fifty minute one on one session. We also operate a drop in desk over the three days of the festival. So if you want to just rock up with your script, get some feedback or ask for career advice, head over to the Script Surgery and book yourself a slot in one of the drop in sessions. More here. You can read up about the team of script doctors, here. The Legal Clinic Do you have legal issues you need a lawyer to help you with? All delegates at the festival have the option to apply for the legal clinic that is run by Blue Pencil Media. You can ask any question you like and their legal team will do their best to answer your concerns.  More here. Meet The Experts Get a full half hour with seasoned film producers, distributors and executives. Have your project grilled by a team of heavyweights. Meet The Experts is not for the feint hearted and you can be certain of a very tough conversation. Think Dragons Den but for writers concepts and projects.  More here. The Elevator Pitch Feel the fear and do it anyway! The idea is simple… the elevator doors open, you step inside, only to find yourself alone with a top executive… You have 90 seconds to get them to accept your business card! The elevator pitch will take place several times throughout the festival and always during breaks so you never need to miss a session. No booking needed, it’s first come first served.  More here. Script To Screen LIVE Read the script, watch the film or TV show, then meet the writers, filmmakers, producers at the festival. This is a rare opportunity to get access to the script that was taken to set, then follow it through the journey of production, examining changes which can be discussed during the session at the festival. In the past we have run ones we ran with Jeb Stuart and 'Die Hard', Jim Uhls and 'Fight Club', Peter Iliff and 'Point Break', Joe Eazterhas and ‘Basic Instinct’, Ted Tally and ‘Silence Of The Lambs’, Dave Reynolds and ‘Finding Nemo’ and Carl Gottlieb with ‘Jaws’. Additional Workshops During the festival and within the main sessions there will be many ‘interactive’ workshops too, where you may be invited to submit a script for editing, or to read a script in preparation for a special ‘script to screen’ session, such as the one with Joe Eszterhas and 'Basic Instinct' that we ran in 2013 or 'Silence Of The Lambs' with Ted Tally in 2015. Festival Week In the three days running up to the festival (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) we run a series of one day masterclasses. We have designed these to be as useful as possible for delegates, especially those traveling from great distances. They are competitively priced at £48.50 per day (for LSF delegates). By far the most popular is Pitching Thursday with Pilar Alessandra as it sets you up for the pitch of your life in the Great British PitchFest. You can get more information on Festival Week, here. The Writers Room The Writers’ Room is a long established Hollywood convention that is utilized in the creation of both TV Drama and Comedy TV series, and now even feature films.  The Writers Room at the London Screenwriters Festival is a brand new initiative for this year. We will fling successful applicants right in at the Screenwriting deep-end by recreating a Writers’ Room experience which will culminate in (we are hoping and actively working on) real world pitches to top Producers and Showrunners during a live session at the festival. The LSF Writers Rooms (we expect to run three or four with six writers in each) will give successful applicants a look behind this slightly mysterious curtain and give them a real life experience of collaborative creative writing under pressure and at it’s best; all under the guidance and leadership of some of the best professional Showrunners working in the UK today.   Don't take out word for it... Here's What Our Speakers and Execs say LSF has done a wonderful at job fostering a tight-knit global community of screenwriters. Truly a memorable and worthwhile experience.Nicole Perlman, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' A phenomenal blast… an unpretentious all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie where a stimulating exchange of ideas is organic. I hope I’m invited again!Joel Schumacher, Hollywood Legend Great speakers, great venue, smart, sensible and provocative programming – it should be an essential event in every screenwriter’s calendarJohn Yorke, former Head Ch4 Drama/BBC Drama A huge wave of inspiration and  positivity and friendship bubbles up – it’s quite palpable and vivid and a very lovely contagion.Barbara Machin, creator ‘Waking The Dead’ The Festival generates enough creative energy to light up Regent’s Park. If you’re serious about writing, do yourself a favour and get involved in this fantastic event.Ted Tally ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ BlueCat’s experience with sponsoring LSF was a walk in the park. We received great exposure at the event and our brand was greatly enhanced by our association with such a top flight organization.Gordy Hoffman, CEO Bluecat e really interesting writers and will attend again next year.Kristin Irving , Development Executive, Cascade Media I’m always on the look out for inspiring stories and new collaborators at the PitchFestJade Alexander, Devilishly Handsome Productions I really enjoyed the PitchFest and meeting writers face to faceRebecca Long, Financier and Producer The LSF is one of the best festivals that I have ever attended. There was great talent there… and I hope to find a client or so!!Brandy Rivers, Gersh Agency, Hollywood The festival was an absolute triumph – top flight and brimming with inspiration and enthusiasm ….superb!Barbara Machin – BAFTA winning screenwriter What a great networking tool for writers to meet producers and like-minded people…Natalie Bailey – BBC Director, Producer Here's What Our Delegates say LSF is an espresso hit of craft and creativity… I defy anyone to leave not buzzing and charged upPaul Draper, Screenwriter You provide an experience that is way beyond the cost of that ticket. I don’t know how on earth you do it but THANK YOU.Lisa McMullin, Screenwriter We had script requests from Hat Trick and the BBC at the PitchFest. It’s my first LSF and it has more than exceeded our expectations.Gareth Taylor, Screenwriter What an exceptional three days of inspiration and education with a tribe of dreamers and believers.Mark Hampton, Screenwriter My head is still spinning after an AMAZING weekend at the LondonSWF. The LSF team truly know how to put on a great gig! Have already signed up for next year!Sally Eastland, Screenwriter I came to LSF last year on a whim and left with an agent and having formed a writers group through a script lab.Lisa McMullin, Screenwriter I’ve run a Production Company for 6 years, done the fest circuit and it’s safe to say LSF was the most electric, stimulating and family like experience yet.Gary Verby, Screenwriter I got so fired up and enthused all I wanted to do was go away and write.Lorren Boniface, Screenwriter

Mar 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Meet the Film Makers  Short Films are one way for film makers to make it into the industry. If you can make an engaging and unique film in less than 10 minutes maybe somebody, somewhere, will give you the chance to make a feature length movie? They are an art form in their own right and Film Fling feels it is important to support work which is currently being produced and that new and emerging talent is given the opportunity to be put on show.The top 6 film entries selected by judges Lyndsey Walker, (Producer and Director at Wright Walker Productions), and Ian Fenton (scriptwriter, director and currently one of the guiding forces behind the Random Acts Project), will be screened and presented to each Film Maker. The prize giving will be held at the end of the screenings.   Different aspects of film making will be discussed through a series of talks looking at a variety of subjects including Animation, Documentary, Sound Design and Soundtrack, Experimental Film and Post Production, by industry professionals. 'Hide and Seek' A Short film by Debbie and Paddy Sweeney. Kerr McNicoll  Kerr McNicoll is a freelance filmmaker who, with a BA (Hons) in Adventure Media, has built up his skill set through significant experience in the Film & TV Industry. On the 26th September 2018 Leigh Timmis, amateur endurance cyclist, rode into the record books becoming the fastest person to cycle across Europe in a time of 16 days 10 hours and 45 minutes. Cycling 14 hours per day, from the west coast of Portugal to the edge of Siberia, he broke the previous world record by an astonishing eight days and seven hours. This record was covered live by Kerr as he followed Leigh through Europe making daily updates and other media content for the supporters and sponsors at home. While the record was broken late last year Kerr is still in production for a larger scale documentary and will talk about the experience as a whole.  Philip Gable  Philip is a Carlisle born composer, writer and director. He has worked with music, film and TV for the past twenty five years in London, Los Angeles and Stockholm. He recently returned to Cumbria to start a new film company called Albion After Dark and has created several short films using local talent and expertise.   Philip will present a short talk on how sound and music can change the interpretation of what we see on film and its importance as a writing device. Philip will demonstrate the impact of different sound and audio in films and discuss techniques for recording good sound and how the soundtrack is so important to the film industry.  Finn Drude  Experimental Film. Finn will tell us about the process behind his experimental film. Created as part of Finn's Masters Degree, "KALEIDOSCOPE - A Visual Piece" is a visual adaptation of the Track "Kaleidoscope", written and performed by German Modern Classical Composer Nils Frahm.  The idea behind the video came from the question, if music can indeed act as a universal language and if so, can the unspoken “message” of a piece of music be translated into visuals? Using results from extensive research sessions, the aim of this project was to find a true visual representation of the emotional response felt when listening to the music and turn these emotions into abstracted visuals.    1.00pm-2.00pm Film Entry screenings and the announcement of the short film prize Break 2.30pm-2.50pm  Speaker - Kerr McNicoll2.50pm-3.10pm  Speaker - Phil Gable 3.10pm-3.30pm Speaker - Finn Drude3.30pm-3.45pm 'Hide and Seek' - Film by Debbie and Paddy Sweeney